Writer, Naturalist, Environmental Activist
in Buffalo, NY
Jay Burney is a writer, photographer, videographer, naturalist, environmental activist, organizer, and educator who has been working with community and sustainability issues for over 50 years. Founder of GreenWatch, Burney is a long-time advocate of the Niagara River and Buffalo Outer Harbor ecology and nature programs, strategies, and public engagement. Burney's presentation involves his work with Friends of Times Beach Nature Preserve, Our Outer Harbor, and the Pollinator Conservation Association.
Our Outer Harbor
BY JAY BURNEY
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
In Our Outer Harbor from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, writer, naturalist, and environmental activist, Jay Burney, recalls the activism of Margaret Mead to remind us we have the power to advocate for public lands and sustainable development. Buffalo's Outer Harbor has been used, abused, targeted, developed, abandoned, and targeted again. Legacy contamination remains. Burney and the Our Outer Harbor advocacy group are on the front lines resisting the privatization of public land through protests, workshops, public meetings and hearings, media production, and community engagement.